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shutdown

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the stopping of a process or activity
  • the factory resumed operation after a brief shutdown for repairs

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The first known use of shutdown was in 1779

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“Shutdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shutdown. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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